> Get a bunch of cheap knockoff locking pliars for 3 to 5 bucks each
> what a thimble and 3 clips would cost but don't get visegrips or you
> broke) and pull the rope tight through the earth screw eye and clamp it
> the locking pliars. get the needlenose pliars as they can handle two
> each. These hold the rope fine and are a walk in the sun compared to
> kneeling in the snow for a half hour with nut drivers, pliars, etc.
> tightening clips.
Do you clamp the rope around the eye, or at some distance? I'm having a
tough time visualizing exactly what you're clamping here. Off hand, I love
the idea of using inexpensive clamping pliers.. You could use the slack end
of the rope to tie around the pliers to make sure they don't unclamp.
Use a clove hitch. Very easy to set proper tension. The clove
hitch needs tension to stay tied so add a couple of half hitches
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